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January 29 lacpug Meet


Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PST)

January 29 lacpug Meet

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Next meet is January 29, 2014 beginning at 6:45PM
- till we drop at the 
Gallery Theatre in Hollywood Ca.

***Note Date Change. Meet is no longer Jan. 22 due to a booking snafu.***

The Mac Pro and FCP X 10.1 and M Dot Strange

Join us Wednesday, January 29, 2014 (Note Date Change. Meet is no longer Jan. 22) for another not to be missed lacpug Meet and the first of 2014

Neil Smith of LumaForge will cover "FCP X 10.1, Mavericks and Xsan 3 - a new era in collaborative editing and media sharing." And yes the Mac Pro will be on hand as part of the demo.

Mark Spencer and Steve Martin of Ripple Training will show off the brand new Final Cut Pro X 10.1

Animation filmmaker M Dot Strange returns to lacpug after several years to show off his newest feature length animated film, "I am Nightmare." It is remarkable.

There will be plenty of time for questions and comments.

NOTE: lacpug generally meets every 4th Wednesday of the Month
Meetings are open to public and ALL beginning through advanced Digital Story Tellers are welcome

 Agenda (subject to change)

6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join Gurus
 Monica Daniel, Steve Martin Michael Kammes and Philip Hodgetts as they will attempt to answer all of your questions and solve all of your problems concerning FCS and FCPX, Avid, Premiere Pro and anything else you can think of. If they can't solve your problem or answer your question, then you go home with a problem, but you still got out of the house, so that's not a bad thing.

7:20PM - 7:30PM - Announcements
If we have time, this is your time. Get up and tell us something about yourself. Ask for a job, offer a job. Whatever you want. Keep it brief

7:30 - 8:00 - FCP X 10.1, Mavericks and Xsan 3 - a new era in collaborative editing and media sharing - Neil Smith 
Apple have spent many months re-engineering FCP X 10.1 and while many of the new features are going to be a boon to individual editors working on their own isolated projects the real benefits of the new FCP X Library architecture only become apparent in a collaborative, multi-editor environment. Neil Smith, an Apple Certified Consultant specializing in OSX Server, Xsan 3 and distributed editing topologies will be demoing how to set up a multi-user FCP X and Logic Pro X shared storage environment using the new Library features of FCP X 10.1 in conjunction with Xsan 3 running on the new Mac Pro cylinder. This combination of hardware, middle-ware and application software is going to usher in a new era of cost-effective, data driven. distributed workflows. Apple are once again proving that they are totally serious about the professional editing and post-production market place and are delivering next generation tools that will take us up to new levels of creativity and usability.

Join Neil Smith, CEO of LumaForge and authorized Apple Consultant for an exciting 30 minute overview of the next wave of Apple's professional shared editing and finishing ecosystem.  

About Neil Smith 
Neil Smith is CEO of LumaForge, a system integrator and reseller dedicated to the TV and Film production and post-production market in Los Angeles. LumaForge sells, installs and supports high-speed storage, networks and systems that support the company’s motto of ‘FAST data'. Neil is a Certified Apple Consultant and expert on Xsan, metaSAN, Fibre Channel and SAS shared storage systems as well as Thunderbolt bridging between the new Mac Pros and Thunderbolt 2 storage. If you have an editorial workgroup or VFX team that needs to access shared files in the most cost-effective and easiest way or you need to get data from A to B in the fastest way possible, call Neil Smith on 323-850-3550 or visithttp://www.lumaforge.com

8:00PM - 8:30PM - "I Am Nightmare" - M Dot Strange
Years in the making, "I am Nightmare" is an original feature length CG animated film funded by crowd sourcing. Created using Cinema 4D on a micro budget, it will finally be completed and availble this week, Jan 20 2014. M Dot will talk about his process and show clips from this remakable film. Copies are expected to be availble for purchase.

About M Dot Strange
Strange is a self taught animation filmmaker born and raised in San Jose California. Currently Strange runs Mysterious Doll Films, the worlds smallest cg animated feature film studio which has completed three films in the past six years. Starting in 2013 the studio will release a new original animated feature film every year.

M dot is also a musician that has produced over 15 albums including scores to his last three films. He is also an author having published two books in 2012. He's married to an Icelandic artist and has a bike.

His first feature film WE ARE THE STRANGE premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and it won the Golden Prize for most groundbreaking film at the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal the same year.

M dot was crowdsourcing and crowdfunding before they were buzzwords. He was been featured in the New York Times, Wired Magazine and other international publications as well as being invited as a featured speaker at several international events.

M dot's current work includes the animated feature film I AM NIGHTMARE, the comedy series BADASSERY and music videos for the bands Rabbit Junk and Mindless Self Indulgence.

8:30PM - 9:00PM - Break
Brand new lacpug sponsor HDDISK will be showing their storage solutions. This is your chance to ask questions. No questions? Then talk to each other. The break is a chance to hang out and meet and greet and get your problems solved and who knows, get a job. You never know who you are going to meet at lacpug Snacks and Beer and Wine will be on sale in the lobby. Proceeds go to the Gallery Theater.

9:00PM - 10:00PM - Up and Running with Final Cut Pro 10.1 - Mark Spencer and Steve Martin
Steve Martin and Mark Spencer of Ripple Training share tips on upgrading, workflow, and feature enhancements in the recent Final Cut Pro X update.

About Steve Martin
Steve Martin is the creative force behind Ripple Training and has been using and teaching Final Cut Pro since 1999. Since Final Cut Pro's introduction, he has introduced thousands of people to Final Cut Pro through his classes, workshops and training products. He has consulted and/or trained for Apple, Adobe, Disney, Canon, Walmart and other companies. He is also a writer, producer and avid photographer.

About Mark Spencer
Mark Spencer, a Bay-Area-based editor and motion graphics designer, has been editing with Final Cut Pro since its introduction in 1999 and has been using, writing about, and teaching Motion since its introduction in 2004. He owns Day Street Productions, a production and post studio focused on corporate and industrial video. He creates tutorials for Final Cut Pro X and Motion, and develops plugins for Final Cut Pro X, in conjunction with 
Ripple Training. He is an Apple Certified Master Trainer in Final Cut Pro and Motion, and is the author or co-author of a half-dozen books on creating motion graphics and visual effects with Motion. Mark holds an MBA in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

10:00PM - World famous Raffle (subject to change)
Copy of Boris Continuum Complete- BorisFX
ShuttlePro v2 - Contour
Delirium + Damage Bundle - Digieffects
2 copies of CrumplePop SkinTone for FCP X  - Crumplepop
full license of Integration FX" CHV Plug-ins
$100 voucher for any AssistedEditing product - Intelligent Assistance
2 FREE Webinars - Larry Jordan
$200 free Stock Footage Clips - Pond5
$200 towards MotionVFX Templates - MotionVFX
Copy of VeeScope Live - 
VeeScope Live
Copy of DVDxDVPro - DVDxDV
Automatic Duck Bottle Openers - Wes Plate

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Gallery Theatre at Barnsdall Art Park
4800 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90027

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PST)

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The Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group, (formally lafcpug) was established in June of 2000 and now boasts a total membership of over 6000 people worldwide. lafcpug meets once a month in Hollywood, Ca. where it attracts 200-250 people a meeting. Headed up by Michael Horton, lacpug is the largest User Group dedicated to digital storytellers in the world. http://www.lafcpug.org

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